noun Date: 1548 an act of denouncing; especially a public condemnationdenunciative adjectivedenunciatory adjective

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  • Denunciation — • Making known the crime of another to one who is his superior Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Denunciation     Denunciation      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Denunciation — or abrogation refers to the announcement of a treaty s termination. Some treaties contain a termination clause that specifies that the treaty will terminate if a certain number of nations denounce the treaty. For instance, the Single Convention… …   Wikipedia

  • Denunciation — De*nun ci*a tion, n. [L. denuntiatio, ciatio.] 1. Proclamation; announcement; a publishing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Public . . . denunciation of banns before marriage. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Denunciatĭon — (v. lat. Denunciatio), 1) Anzeige, öffentliche Bekanntmachung, wie D. litis, s. Litis den.; D. matrimonii, das kirchliche Aufgebot von Brautleuten; 2) die Benachrichtigung des Gerichts ohne vorausgegangene Aufforderung über die Verübung eines… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • denunciation — I noun accusal, accusatio, accusation, anathema, aspersion, backbiting, blame, calumny, carping, castigation, censure, charge, chiding, commination, complaint, condemnation, contumely, coup de bee, criticism, damnation, decrial, defamation,… …   Law dictionary

  • denunciation — early 15c., act of declaring or stating something, from L. denuntiationem (nom. denuntiatio), from pp. stem of denuntiare (see DENOUNCE (Cf. denounce)). Meaning a charge is mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • denunciation — [n] condemnation, criticism accusation, arraignment, blame, castigation, censure, charge, cursing, damning, denouncement, derogation, dressing down*, fulmination, incrimination, indictment, invective, knock*, obloquy, rap*, reprehension,… …   New thesaurus

  • denunciation — ► NOUN ▪ the action of denouncing. DERIVATIVES denunciatory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • denunciation — [dē nun΄sē ā′shən, dinun΄sē ā′shən] n. [ME denunciacioun < L denuntiatio < denuntiatus, pp. of denuntiare, to announce, denounce < de , intens. + nuntiare, ANNOUNCE] the act of denouncing denunciatory [di nun΄sə tôr΄ē] adj. denunciative… …   English World dictionary

  • denunciation — [[t]dɪnʌ̱nsie͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] denunciations 1) N VAR: oft N of n Denunciation of someone or something is severe public criticism of them. On September 24, he wrote a stinging denunciation of his critics... He has been scathing in his denunciation of… …   English dictionary

  • denunciation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ angry, bitter, fierce (esp. BrE), strong ▪ public ▪ ritual VERB + DENUNCIATION ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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